Location: Oslo, Norway (will not consider relocation or remote locations)

Opera is looking for a talented Accounts Payables Specialist to join the Opera team in Oslo Norway. Our Accounting and Financial Reporting team is dedicated to producing timely and accurate financial statements for the Opera group and its subsidiaries. A strong focus on effective and efficient internal controls over financial reporting is a fundamental aspect of our work. As the company is growing its operations, Opera is searching for a new talented team member who is comfortable with English as a working language, to fill the position as the group’s Accounts Payables Specialist.

As the newest member of our International Accounts Payable team, you will report directly to the Accounting team based in Oslo.

You will play a pivotal role in managing and optimising our partly automated supplier invoice process using Workday, our cloud-based accounting system. Your responsibilities will not only be crucial for the AP functions in Norway, but will also extend support to our international entities. In this position you will be challenged with different tasks and responsibilities and get a broad understanding of the AP operations across the company.

Role & Responsibilities

The position entails overseeing Accounts Payable for the Norwegian entities, with key duties including:

  • Communicating with external suppliers and collaborating with internal stakeholders to address inquiries and resolve issues.
  • Establishing and updating the supplier database within the accounting system to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Examining incoming supplier invoices to verify details and guarantee timely payment processing.
  • Conducting thorough reconciliations of expense reports and supplier accounts to maintain financial integrity.
  • Assisting in the monthly closing process of the Accounts Payable sector, which includes the preparation of SOX compliance controls.

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field, accompanied by 1-2 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in group month-end closing activities, including managing internal controls, will be considered a strong advantage.
  • Proficiency in Norwegian VAT regulations and IFRS accounting standards.
  • Familiarity with Workday and proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially advanced Excel skills, is highly desirable.

An Ideal Candidate’s Profile:

  • You should possess a strong desire to enhance and elevate Opera's accounts payable process to best-in-class standards.
  • Previous experience in a publicly listed company is highly regarded.
  • A well-organized individual with meticulous attention to detail and the capacity to excel in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

What’s on Offer

This position is available on a one-year contract basis, with potential for conversion to a permanent contract for the right candidate.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please ensure your application is submitted by May 27th, 2024.

Diversity and Inclusion:

At Opera, we deeply value diversity and inclusion as integral parts of our organizational culture. We believe that embracing diversity enriches our business and makes us more resilient. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, faith, belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, social background, age, and disability.

About Us:

Opera is a prominent web innovator that has been at the forefront of internet technology for over 25 years. With an ever-expanding community of millions of monthly active users, Opera remains dedicated to delivering extraordinary online experiences. Opera offers a diverse range of products and services to users worldwide, including cutting-edge PC and mobile browsers like Opera One or Opera GX notable for their built-in VPN, AdBlock, and Cashback extension, enhancing security and convenience for our users. Other products include our newsreader, communication platforms, the first built-in AI: Aria, as well as gaming and sports-related apps. This comprehensive suite of products is designed to meet the diverse needs and preferences of Opera's growing user base.

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Opera has a global presence with major hubs in Poland, China, Spain, and Sweden, coupled with operations spanning numerous other countries. As a publicly traded company, Opera is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol "OPRA". With an unwavering commitment to innovation and delivering unparalleled user experiences, Opera is poised to continue leading the way in web technology and online services.